1st Question Stems
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Kilgo's 1st Grade Question Stems
Aligned with Reading Comprehension Skills
1.4 (A)*The reader can tell that __ (prediction stated) because –
*The reader can tell that __ (prediction not stated) because –
1.4 (B)*What happened when __ did __?
*Why did __ go to __?
*Why is __ important?
1.4 (C)*What did you think about __ at the beginning of the story?
*What did you think about __ at the end of the story?
*Did you change your mind about __ (a character in the story) as you read the complete story?
*What did you learn from reading this information?
1.6 (A)*What does this word tell you?
*What does this word tell you to do? (directions or actions)
*What does this word mean?
1.6 (B)*Can you find two shorter words in this word?
*What do these two shorter words mean?
*What does the word with both shorter words mean?
1.6 (C)*What clues in this sentence help you know what __means?
*What does the word __ mean in this sentence?
1.6 (D)*How are these two words alike?
*What do these two words have in common?
1.6 (E)*Would __ come before or after __ in the dictionary??
1.7 (A)*Have you had an experience like __ in this story?
*What did we learn from reading this story?
*How can the lesson in this story help you?
1.7 (B)*Why do you think the authors of these stories always begin with “Once upon a time"?
*What do the authors mean by “they lived happily ever after” in these two fairy tales?
1.8 (A)*What words rhyme in the first verse of this poem?
*What other word would rhyme with __ in this poem?
*What sounds are repeated over and over in this poem? (alliteration)
**Teacher: Let’s find the rhythm in this poem by listening to me clap the rhythm as I read the poem.
1.9 (A)*What happened when __?
*What happened at the beginning of the story?
*What happened at the end of the story?
*Why is paragraph __ important?
*Retell 3 important events in the order that the events happened.
1.9 (B)*How does __ feel about __?
*Why do you think __ did __?
*Which word best describes __?
*Why did __ want to _?
1.10 (A)*This story was mainly written to –
*Could the events in this story really happen in real life? Why? or Why not?
*Why did the author write this story?
*You can tell this story is make-believe because –
1.11 (A)*How did you feel when you read __?
*Which words in this story made you feel like you could almost (smell, hear, see) __?
1.13 (A)*What was the topic of this article?
*The topic of this information is –
*The author wrote this article to –
1.14 (A)*What is the main idea of this newspaper article?
*The main idea of the section called __ is –
1.14 (B)*How do you know __?
*Tell one thing you learned from this article.
*What was important in this information?
1.14 (C)*Look at the 3 pictures and put the pictures in the order of the information.
*What happens first when __?
*Which words tell you what happens after __?
*Which words tell you what happens before __?
1.14 (D)*How would you find __ in this information?
*Which of the following would be helpful in finding information about __?
1.15 (A)*What are the ingredients in this recipe?
*What equipment do we need for this science experiment?
*What is the first step in the directions for making __?
*What do you do according to this recipe after __?
*When making __, what is the last step to follow?
*Complete this task by following these steps.
1.15 (B)*What does this ask a person to do?
*How would you follow the directions on this sign?
*What should you do if you see this sign?
1.16 (A)*Let’s find an advertisement in the newspaper that makes us laugh.
*Let’s find an advertisement in the newspaper that gives us important information.
1.16 (B)*How is music used in this advertisement?
*Identify the movements in this advertisement.
1 RCS (A)*Why do you think we read __?
*How did this story make you feel?
*What do you like best in __?
*What did you learn from listening to me read __?
*What did you learn from reading this article?
*Which of these two selections do you think you would enjoy reading the most?
1 RCS (B)*Who was __’s mother?
*What did __ do in the story?
*What happened in the story?
*When was this article written?
1 RCS (C)*Reread to find out why __ is important.
1 RCS (D)*You can tell from the story that –
*Which sentence in the story shows you that –
*From this article the reader can tell that –
1 RCS (E)*Retell the three most important events in this story in the order in which these events happened. (sorting important from not important)
*What happened after __?
*What happened before __?
*What happened when __?
1 RCS (F)*How are your experiences like those of the character in the story?
*Have you read about this information before in a different article?
*What information in this article reminded you of our community?
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